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Expert Travelers Make Expert Agents

Melissa Parrish

CEO & lead travel designer

The idea of Real World Travel came to fruition in April of 2021 after spending 20 years in the Corporate and Supplier industry.

I discovered my love for travel at the age of 17 after my first travel experience to Europe. I graduated college with a degree in Business Marketing from the University of Arkansas in 2002. Part of my studies included an international marketing program in Paderno del Grapa, Italy where I lived and traveled extensively for one semester.

From there, I continued to travel with my career into Asia and Hong Kong. All my life experiences led me to my passion: to create a business that serves people and helps them travel well.

Let me and my team get to know you and create a one-of-a-kind journey just for you. Our mission is to provide exceptional service by helping you to experience extraordinary journeys across the world that will bring you home inspired, with a new mindset on life.

Allison Nelson

client experience manager

My parents instilled the value of travel in me at a very early age. I was 7 years old when I first went to Europe and that was just the beginning of our family adventures.

Fast forward many years and I now LOVE to plan trips for my own family and enjoy giving suggestions to friends.

I have worked in interior design, retail and the business world where I have had roles in consulting, customer service, and accounting.

I am here to help ensure you depart on your journey with everything you need for a fabulous vacation!

This Could Be You

Luxury Travel Designer

Real World Travel is looking for experienced world travelers to join our sales team! Do you have recent experience planning your own trips and traveling overseas to Europe, Africa, Asia, the Middle East and or South America?

• Do you have a keen eye for organization and fine detail?

• Are you experienced in understanding and communicating with high-end clientele?

• Do you have a natural ability to speak confidently, make presentations, and close the sale?

• Are you reliable and have a strong sense of urgency and follow through?

• Do you have the ability to work for commission only and be readily available to your clients before, during and after their travel? Are you willing to invest time and money in ongoing education and training to maintain your role as a luxury travel designer?

• If you answered yes to all these questions, we want to connect with you!

Let's book the best vacation you've ever had.

It doesn't take as long as you think.